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Honey Boo Boo has been warning us since the first episode…there's flesh eatin' bacteria in dem waters in Georgia.  Now poor Sugar Bear has fallen victim to some sort of funk (thankfully not of the flesh-eating variety), and it was even rumored that he might lose his leg.

The injury occurred during a mud-bogging outing, which is a fancy term for off-roading in a giant mud pit.  Duh!  After crashing, Shuggie cut his leg (pretty badly, it sounds), but who needs medical care?  Not this guy!  Plus, isn't it an old remedy to pack cuts with tabaccy?  Unfortunately for Sugar Bear, he didn't do that either, and the cut got super infected.  I am gagging just thinking about it!

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TMZ is reporting that the infection required emergency surgery, although it wasn't as serious as needing to be amputated as some media outlets claimed.  June tells the website that the doctors needed to perform a debridement, which is a procedure to surgically remove the damaged and infected tissue from the body. 

June and clan visited Sugar Bear in the hospital, and she is happy to report that he "is in good spirits and craving peanut butter crackers."  What, no cheese balls?  Sugar Bear is thankfully expected to make a complete recovery, and he will likely be able to return to work in about four weeks.  Rest up, Shuggie!  Rest up.

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